2 doctors weighed in:

I have a black dot in my eye. Is this serious?

2 doctors weighed in
Dr. Jay Bradley
Ophthalmology - LASIK Surgery
1 doctor agrees

In brief: Floaters

Floaters are thickenings in the vitreous jelly inside the eye.
They are common with age, myopia, inflammation, trauma, and other issues. They are benign and do not damage your vision. Rarely, they can cause retinal tears which may require laser treatment. Otherwise, no treatment is needed. In very rare cases, the floaters can become dense enough to block vision and may need surgical removal.

In brief: Floaters

Floaters are thickenings in the vitreous jelly inside the eye.
They are common with age, myopia, inflammation, trauma, and other issues. They are benign and do not damage your vision. Rarely, they can cause retinal tears which may require laser treatment. Otherwise, no treatment is needed. In very rare cases, the floaters can become dense enough to block vision and may need surgical removal.
Dr. Jay Bradley
Dr. Jay Bradley
Thank
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Ophthalmology

In brief: See eye doctor

Would need to know if you see this on your eye when you look in the mirror or when you look at something, you see a black dot on the image you are looking at.
If you see it in the mirror, need to make sure it is a freckle and not a malignancy. If you see it when you look at images, you need to make sure there is not a problem with the retina, the jelly part of the eye, or the optic nerve.

In brief: See eye doctor

Would need to know if you see this on your eye when you look in the mirror or when you look at something, you see a black dot on the image you are looking at.
If you see it in the mirror, need to make sure it is a freckle and not a malignancy. If you see it when you look at images, you need to make sure there is not a problem with the retina, the jelly part of the eye, or the optic nerve.
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Dr. Timothy Perozek
Thank
Get help from a real doctor now
Dr. Adam Smith
Board Certified,
14 years in practice
382K people helped
Continue
108,000 doctors available
Read more answers from doctors